CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
Transforming Addiction Treatment via Digital Technology
Tuesday, October 10, 10:30-11:30am
Lisa Marsch, PhD - Dartmouth Center for Tech & Behavioral Health
NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE.

Methods Core Workshop
Hands-On Practice with R
Thursday, October 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Charles Cleland, PhD - NYU Meyers
Registration is limited and required. Find more information HERE.

SAVE THE DATE
Mini-Conference on Social Networks
Thursday, December 7
Stay tuned for more information

OTHER EVENTS

NYU Langone Health Emergency Medicine Seminar
Working with Traditional Healers in Sub-Saharan Africa to Improve Engagement with HIV Testing
Tuesday, October 3, 12:00pm
Radhika Sundararajan, MD, PhD - UCSD
NYU Translational Research Building, 227 East 30th St, Room 717
Find more information HERE.

NYU Langone Health Dept of Population Health Seminar
Responding to the Rapidly Evolving Opioid Overdose Crisis: Insights from Rhode Island
Thursday, October 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Brandon Marshall, PhD - Brown University
Find more information HERE.

NIH Webinar
Single IRB & Exceptions Process
Wednesday, October 18, 2:00-3:30pm
Find more information and register for the webinar HERE.

Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness
Friday, December 1, 7:00pm
Trevor Hoppe, PhD, MPH - University at Albany, SUNY
Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street
Find more information HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Implementing the Most Successful Interventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in U.S. Communities (Clinical Trial Optional)
The goal of this FOA is to translate and adapt the most successful global, evidence-based HIV-related service provision strategies to marginalized populations in the United States (U.S.) with a substantial risk of HIV-infection and AIDS.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-491.html
(R21) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-490.html

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy (R01)
In this FOA, prospective applicants can propose research addressing treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of medications used for maternal treatment.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-18-036.html

NEWS

Congratulations to Marya Gwadz, who was awarded a CDUHR Pilot Project Grant for her project, Wellness Wise: Unpacking and Understanding the Management of Co-Morbidities among Persons of Color Living with HIV. The project is designed to learn how patients think about and manage multiple health conditions associated with aging (e.g., hypertension, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, obesity), whether they prioritize treatments and medications, and whether and how co-occurring conditions interfere with HIV antiretroviral therapy and how patients manage these.

The Center welcomes Dr. Victoria Vaughan Dickson, as she joins the CDUHR Transdiscipliary Research Methods Core as an Associate Director. Dr. Dickson is recognized as an international expert in qualitative research techniques and mixed methods research and has conducted training to interdisciplinary teams locally, nationally and internationally.

NIH issued two announcements of interest:

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Palamar JJ (2017) What's in a name? correlates of ecstasy users knowing or agreeing that molly is ecstasy/MDMA. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1369200. Find the article on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ, Barratt MJ, Coney L, & Martins SS (2017) Synthetic cannabinoid use among high school seniors. Pediatrics, doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1330. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
March 4-7, 2018 - Boston, MA
http://www.croiconference.org/

International Conference on HIV Treatment & Prevention Adherence
June 8-10, 2018 - Miami, FL
https://www.xcdsystem.com/adherence/

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is currently seeking a research program coordinator to be responsible for the day-to-day administrative oversight of the program's staff as well as research and clinical activities. Find the full job posting HERE.

The HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is currently accepting applications for their postdoctoral research fellowship in “behavioral sciences research in HIV infection.” For the full posting HERE.